Man in wheelchair on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 21, 2022
    Rebecca from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I broke my ankle and can move short distances with an air boot and crutches. I will be using a wheelchair during my visit. How does this work when waiting in line. I will be with my family. I’m able to transfer to most rides

    Hey there, Rebecca! Welcome to planDisney! 

    I visited a Theme Park as a teenager with a broken leg and - this may surprise you - It was great! Even though I couldn’t ride anything, it was a very princely experience! Think about it: I had a personal wheelchair chauffeur, people clearing out of my way to let me through, and the pity of onlookers everywhere. It was like I was Aladdin during his grand introduction to Agrabah! Maybe not exactly like that, but it’s my long-winded way of saying you’ll still have a most magical time on your visit to Walt Disney World!

    Rebecca, many of the attraction queues and attraction exits are wheelchair accessible. Each attraction is broken down into a mobility access category which will explain whether Guests may remain in their wheelchair to experience the attraction, or transfer to experience the attraction. Reviewing these categories and attractions may be helpful as you plan out your Theme Park days.

    So there's no cause for concern, you will definitely be able to stick close to your family throughout your visit. As you near the attractions boarding platform, the Cast Member will ask if you can transfer. If you would like to transfer and experience the attraction, then the Cast Member will provide you with the specific instructions you’ll need. However, if you would like to wait in line with your family and not transfer, be sure to let the Cast Member know at the entrance of the attraction queue. This way, the Cast Member can explain how it will work upfront. Because as you may already know, Disney attraction queues are not created equally. With that in mind, some of the attraction queues are long and/or steep - Avatar Flight of Passage is one that immediately comes to mind - so be really nice to your wheelchair chauffeur and bribe them with Disney snacks! That’s a bribe most folks would take any day! I know I would. 

    I hope this helps, Rebecca! The magic awaits!

    Until Next Time, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

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